A vigorous frontal system is bringing a round of severe weather to the northeast today, promoting the National Weather Service to issue numerous Tornado and Severe Thunderstorm Warning and Watches.
Numerous storm clusters and lines are expected to develop this afternoon and progress east-northeast. Strong gusts producing damaging winds and a couple tornadoes are anticipated, according to the National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center. As a result, a tornado watch was issued for portions of New York, Vermont, and Pennsylvania.
A Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable for tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch
area. Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible warnings. Some warnings have already been issued for possible tornadoes spotted by observers on the ground or by National Weather Service weather RADAR.
South of the Tornado Watch area, the National Weather Service issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch. Here, scattered damaging winds appear likely as numerous clusters and lines of storms intensify and move east this afternoon.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 105 statute miles east and west of a line from 15 miles northeast of Dubois, PA to 60 miles south southeast of Louisville, KY.
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area. Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible warnings. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce tornadoes.